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Seoul
A very safe mega city with excellent food, if it wasn't for the cold winters, this would probably be an even bigger remote worker destination. While the cost of living is more than Southeast Asia, it's quite affordable compared to North America or Western Europe. Walking through the streets, you'll be surrounded by skyscrapers, food stalls, Buddhist temples, markets, impressive architecture and a ton of restaurants and cafes. Internet is very fast, public transportation is easy to use and the experience of a high-tech, yet traditional, city makes for a great home.

Monthly cost of living for remote workers

A remote worker can expect to spend an average of 2838861 2268 2116 ${ selected_currency } per month in Seoul, with an average rent of 1035400 827 772 ${ selected_currency }.
Rent
1 bedroom apartment / modern / central / short term
${ selected_currency } 1035400 827 772
Groceries
Basic groceries
${ selected_currency } 463154 370 345
Dining out
12 dinners and 8 lunches
${ selected_currency } 274000 219 204
Cafe
20 coffees / teas
${ selected_currency } 90000 72 67
Coworking space
1 month membership / hot desk
${ selected_currency } 289000 231 215
Mobile internet
Prepaid SIM / 5 GB data / fast
${ selected_currency } 51966 42 39
Public transportation
20 roundtrip journeys
${ selected_currency } 52500 42 39
Taxis
5 short trips
${ selected_currency } 53250 43 40
Shared bicycles and scooters
10 trips
${ selected_currency } 17500 14 13
Sport and cultural events
1 event
${ selected_currency } 50666 40 38
Museums and sights
3 sights / entrance tickets
${ selected_currency } 8400 7 6
Nightlife
5 nights out / 3 drinks per night
${ selected_currency } 120525 96 90
Gym
1 month membership
${ selected_currency } 90000 72 67
Yoga
10 classes
${ selected_currency } 145500 116 108
Massage
1 massage
${ selected_currency } 97000 78 72
TOTAL
${ selected_currency } 2838861 2268 2116
Average weather in Seoul
Most common months to visit: March - May, September - November
What to know
Population
9,963,452
Main airport
Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Language
Korean
Tap water
Drinkable
Tipping
Not customary or expected
Taxi apps
Uber, Kakao